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Tor browser malware appears loaded by FBI to identify users

Tor browser malware appears loaded by FBI to identify users

This week the folks out there looking to be entirely anonymous (not to be mistaken for the Anonymous hacker collective) have been greeted by a message through the Tor web browser. Tor is a fork of Firefox - based in Firefox's code, recreated as a web browser here to allow entirely anonymous web browsing. According to reports, the malware in question exploits a bug present in Firefox 17 ESR, the same build on which Tor is based, allowing - through "Freedom Hosting" webpages specifically - a payload to be delivered which ultimately sends the location of the user to a 3rd party.

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Geeksphone Peak+ Firefox OS 1.1 handset available for pre-order

Geeksphone Peak+ Firefox OS 1.1 handset available for pre-order

Back in April, the Geeksphone Firefox smartphone sold 1000 units in a day, and has since seen fairly regular demands for the smartphone. The Geeksphone Peak+ runs Firefox OS version 1.1, and is now available for pre-order from the Geeksphone website for €149, and will begin shipping out to those who nab their place in this batch in September.

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Mozilla and Foxconn team up to offer Firefox OS devices

Mozilla and Foxconn team up to offer Firefox OS devices

At Computex earlier today, Mozilla and Foxconn have announced a partnership that will see Mozilla's new Firefox OS be used on several devices that will be manufactured by Foxconn, including a tablet that has already been shown off. It'll be manufactured for an OEM, but neither Mozilla or Foxconn have revealed who the lucky company is.

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Mozilla and Foxconn plan to unveil Firefox OS smartphone June 3

Mozilla and Foxconn plan to unveil Firefox OS smartphone June 3

Mozilla has revealed a new partnership with Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn, with plans for the manufacturing giant to develop a mobile device that runs Firefox OS. Better yet, we only have to wait until next week to find out what that device is, with Mozilla stating that it will reveal the device on June 3 when the new partnership is officially announced.

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This message will self-destruct: OTR plugin brings Snapchat fuctionality to browsers

This message will self-destruct: OTR plugin brings Snapchat fuctionality to browsers

Like something out of an Inspector Gadget cartoon, a new plugin for browsers called OTR allows users to send messages to other users that will self-destruct a few seconds after they are read, (hopefully) disappearing forever. The plugin was launched today by Lamplighter Games, a company run by two brothers who wanted to bring Snapchat-like functionality to Web browsers. We've got a demo of it in action after the jump.

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Fake Firefox spreads spyware as makers Mozilla retort

Fake Firefox spreads spyware as makers Mozilla retort

Mozilla has sent out a cease-and-desist letter to Gamma International, who has been disguising commercial malware as Mozilla's Firefox web browser. Gamma's software uses Mozilla's trademarks and brand to mislead consumers into thinking its product is affiliated with the company. In the properties of the fake Firefox browser, all of the information, including version number, copyright, trademark claims, and more are exactly the same as the genuine Firefox browser.

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Opera sues former employee for giving trade secrets to Firefox devs

Opera sues former employee for giving trade secrets to Firefox devs

Makers of the Opera web browser have sued a former employee claiming that he took the trade secrets that was given at Opera and used them at Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox web browser. The man being accused, Trond Werner Hansen, left Opera in 2006, but returned in 2009 and 2010 as a consultant.

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Firefox OS developer phones sell out in matter of hours

Firefox OS developer phones sell out in matter of hours

Yesterday, Mozilla announced that a retailer by the name of Geeksphone would begin selling the first Firefox OS developer phones today, and true to its word, not only did Geeksphone put the phones up on sale, it managed to sell out its entire available supply within a matter of hours. Previously, Mozilla stated that it was going to sell and ship the phones in February, but it wasn't able to keep its promise.

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Firefox OS to launch in June in 5 countries

Firefox OS to launch in June in 5 countries

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs stated that the company plans on launching its mobile operating system, Firefox OS, in 5 countries in June. At All Thing's D's conference, D: Dive Into Mobile, Kovacs said that the company plans on launching Firefox OS devices in Venezuela, Poland, Brazil, Portugal, and Spain by June, and he plans on hitting at least 11 more countries by the end of this year.

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Firefox 20 improves private browsing and user experience

Firefox 20 improves private browsing and user experience

Mozilla has just updated its Firefox browser to provide users with several new features that they have been asking for. The new Firefox 20 improves private browsing, integrates your download window with your toolbar, brings getUserMedia to developers, and offers an overall better user experience. Firefox has also simultaneously updated its Firefox Browser for Android app with similar features.

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Mozilla announces Firefox OS app workshops

Mozilla announces Firefox OS app workshops

Mozilla is planning on jumpstarting development for its Firefox OS marketplace. It is hosting three app workshops in the next few months. The first app workshop will take place in Madrid, Spain on April 20th. The second will take place in Bogota, Colombia on May 18th, and the final workshop will take place in Warsaw, Poland on June 1st. There will be more workshops announced at a later date.

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New Mac trojan injects ads into web browsers using plugin

New Mac trojan injects ads into web browsers using plugin

Viruses, trojans, and other malicious pieces of software are nothing new on OS X. While the mainstream consensus is that Apple's desktop platform is impervious to such malware, that's actually not the case. In fact, a new piece of adware is making the rounds that injects advertisements into web browsers after installing a disguised plugin.

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